Legionella bacteria were first identified over 20 years ago as presenting serious health risks to humans, especially to certain classes of susceptible people.  Since that time, much has been learned about the biology of these organisms.  Legionella bacteria may be present in various man-made and natural water systems. It is thus essential to ensure that any water systems on your site are treated, operated, tested and maintained.

Up until 2013, Legionella in South Africa fell under the HBA section of the OHS Act (1993), but The South African Bureau of Standards has spent years developing standards for the South African Industry.  We have been active participants of this process since its inception.  In 2013, the standards were released and can be purchased from the SABS – namely SANS 893 part 1 & 2.  The standards put the responsibility on the business/property owner to ensure compliance and best practice. WWINC can assist you with assessing your site, training your supervisors and demistifying requirements

Legionella Assessments Include

Risk assessments for water related systems, including:

  • Cooling towers
  • Storage tanks
  • Hot and cold water services
  • Risk profiling
  • Management program
  • Sample taking & submission

Click to view questions and answers:

WWinc Legionella in South Africa QA.pdf